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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

WELCOME TO TRAILSPOTS ... BULGARIA!



TrailSpots welcomes its first visitor from Bulgaria!  
So far we have collected 190 flags from 61 countries.  Check out the flag-counter in the side-bar at www.trailspots.com.  Is your country's flag there?
Read a little about Bulgaria.


The Bulgarian flag


The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. 

In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908.
Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. 
The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

Information source: 
http://s10.flagcounter.com/factbook/bg/H3OB


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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

NEW BLOGGER FEATURE ...'FEATURED POST'


Hey there Spotters!  We're trying out Blogger's new 'Featured Post' gadget.  The direct link is in the side-bar, titled 'On A New Mexico Trail - Part 1'.  Have a look at Part 2 as well!   
More earlier posts will be featured, so keep checking in the side-bar for any great spots you might have missed.


Photo courtesy A. Vanderhoorn  - Cousin Robert strolling through Las Cruses; The Organ Mountains are in the distance.


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